Yearly Archives: 2013

THN-Velocity Buys Web Host Velos-IT

Posted on November 29, 2013 at 4:10 pm

(The Hosting News) – Web host Velocity Technology on Wednesday revealed that it had added hosting company velos-IT to its portfolio via a transaction..

Aside from hosting, the purchased company’s solutions includes managed services.

Discussing the matter in a press release, Velocity CEO Tom Bruno emphasized the two providers “share a common set of core values and a reputation for technology innovation and customer service.”

Bruno continued, “The acquisition of velos-IT furthers our global services footprint and immediately strengthens and expands our Universal Cloud Services offering to include Oracle E-Business Suite.  We are excited to serve the European market and enthusiastically welcome the entire velos-IT team into the Velocity family.”

Velocity is known for its cloud services which include managed apps and disaster recovery.

Source: Velocity Buys Web Host Velos-IT

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THN-Signetique Launches CloudStore Online Backup Service For SMEs

Posted on November 26, 2013 at 5:47 pm

Signetique, a leader in cloud and dedicated hosting services, today officially launched CloudStore, its cloud-based online backup service for SMEs. CloudStore is Signetique\’s remote backup solution for businesses requiring an online backup service for their desktops, laptops and servers. CloudStore is compatible with most operating systems, including Windows, Mac OS, Linux, FreeBSD and Solaris. According to Signetique, CloudStore can be used to back up virtually any form of data, including Microsoft Exchange databases and even individual Exchange mailboxes.

Source: Signetique Launches CloudStore Online Backup Service For SMEs

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THN-Peak 10 To Host Webinar On New 2013 PCI DSS Compliance Standards

Posted on November 23, 2013 at 11:30 am

National IT infrastructure and cloud solutions provider Peak 10 Inc. will host a gratis webinar on how to best protect sensitive data in the cloud to meet new Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS). The online event will be held Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 11:30 a.m. EDT.

Source: Peak 10 To Host Webinar On New 2013 PCI DSS Compliance Standards

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THN-UK Dedicated Server And Cloud Specialist Veber Announces Upcoming Website Upgrade Release

Posted on November 20, 2013 at 11:57 am

As a longstanding player in the UK web hosting and cloud industry, Veber looks to keep its product portfolio well versed in the latest technology trends and hardware. The company\’s charter, The Veber Promise, speaks of top tier connectivity and data centres as well as best of breed hardware and an impressive, insurance backed 100% Service Level Agreement. No mean feat to achieve in the current industry climate where the last year has seen Apple\’s iCloud with its share of problems and where even cloud provider giants such as Amazon have struggled to ensure uptime.

Source: UK Dedicated Server And Cloud Specialist Veber Announces Upcoming Website Upgrade Release

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THN-Cloud Computing And Its Possible Alternatives

Posted on November 17, 2013 at 9:44 am

Connecticut\’s leading provider of IT Infrastructure Solutions, Cervalis, would like to help businesses understand which data center solution, or alternative, works best for them. In most cases, data centers typically reduce costs and increase scalability for small to large size businesses. Cervalis has released an article titled quot;Public, Private, or Hybrid – Which Cloud Architecture is for Youquot; to supplement thisdiscussion.

Source: Cloud Computing And Its Possible Alternatives

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THN-CyberBunker Down from DDoS

Posted on November 14, 2013 at 7:19 pm

(The Hosting News) – Web host CyberBunker experienced a DDoS attack recently, according to Information Week. The incident represented the latest development in a controversy surrounding itself and anti-spam firm Spamhaus.

Attempting to access CyberBunker’s website was impossible.

The web host was recently added to Spamhaus’s blocklists following an accusation that it was involved in spam. Spamhaus later accused it of coordinating a DDoS attack against it – something that was described as one the largest in internet history.

According to CNET, the attack represented 300 gigabits – notable for being six times larger than similar incidents.

While calling Spamhaus’s actions “censorship,” CyberBunker, for its part, has denied involvement the DDoS attack against Spamhaus. “Well, it’s not us, it’s a group of Internet providers which goes under the name Stophaus.com. It’s basically a collective of a lot of people and Internet providers, and they’ve had previous issues or current issues with Spamhaus,” commented CyberBunker spokesperson Kamphuis via the report from Information week.

CyberBunker has insisted it’ll host anything – minus child pornography and terrorism-related content. The web host’s data center is inside a former Cold War bunker.

Source: CyberBunker Down from DDoS

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Dedicated Server Hosting in the Age of the Cloud

Posted on November 11, 2013 at 2:10 pm

As more enterprises turn to the cloud and web hosting providers try to keep up with demand, how and where does dedicated server hosting fit in Should you be concentrating your attention on expanding your cloud infrastructure and launching new cloud-based services, or is there still life – and revenue – in dedicated servers

Although a dedicated server is relatively expensive compared to shared hosting and virtual private servers (VPS hosting), serious businesses are prepared to pay for reliability and speed.

At HostingCon 2013, connect with dedicated server hosting providers and learn why they remain committed to dedicated servers, and learn how they position their services not just as the next step up from shared and virtual private server hosting, but as a viable alternative to the cloud.

What makes a dedicated server hosting plan successful

Businesses buy into the cloud because they are promised scalability, flexibility, and reliability. However, many organizations prefer dedicated servers because they are often more configurable, fully isolated, and a more secure way to store mission-critical data.

Of course, achieving the best service from a dedicated server requires the correct setup, from the infrastructure to software and hardware configurations. A few key considerations include:

  • Ample hardware resources: Each server needs plenty of RAM, CPU, and disk space to handle connections.
  • Secure servers: Servers must be updated regularly with the latest patches and security updates to keep the BIOS, operating system, and software running smoothly.
  • Network redundancy: For reliability and uptime, servers should not be a single point of failure, but part of a larger infrastructure, with redundant devices to mitigate the risk of failure.
  • A suitable data center: The physical environment where the server is located should be optimized for supporting hardware, with appropriate ventilation, cooling, security, and monitoring tools.

For web hosts that want to add dedicated server hosting, meeting these requirements can be difficult. Competing with the cloud, a dedicated server must deliver the fastest performance and the most consistent uptime possible, with robust security.

Meet dedicated server hosting companies at HostingCon 2013

The cloud is growing in popularity, rapidly becoming a popular choice for enterprises of any size. However, there remains a significant market for dedicated servers.

Smart companies position their servers as a secure, reliable, and powerful solution with predictable performance and, in turn, a predictable cost.

At HostingCon 2013, you will have the opportunity to meet new people from leading dedicated server hosting companies and learn more about what they do and how they position their services in an ever-changing market.

One exhibitor, Limestone Networks, is a specialist in unmanaged dedicated server hosting based out of Dallas, TX. The company offers a wide range of dedicated server plans, hosted in a tier 4 SAS70 Type II certified facility with unparalleled security. In addition, if you would like to start offering dedicated servers yourself, you can become a Limestone Networks Reseller to get a significant discount on your servers, unlimited SSL certificates, and a brandable control panel.

Another exhibitor in the dedicated server space is LeaseWeb, a global company with data centers across Europe and the USA. LeaseWeb provides unmetered dedicated server hosting with no unpredictable bandwidth charges, in addition to colocation, cloud hosting, and virtual servers.

Discover how dedicated servers remain competitive as the cloud continues to expand. Register now to join us at HostingCon 2013 and speak with dedicated server experts.

For all the latest HostingCon news and information, visit HostingCon – Premier Industry Conference and Trade Show for Web Hosting and Cloud Service Providers

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THN-Novosoft Offers Discounts for Backup Day

Posted on November 8, 2013 at 8:51 am

(The Hosting News) – Novosoft, one of the leading developers of data backup and disaster recovery software for Windows and Linux, announces a promotion in celebration of World Backup Day 2013. Until April 5, 2013, all new customers of Novosoft’s flagship software Handy Backup™ will get special discounts, free licenses, upgrades, plug-ins, cloud storage and other gifts.

“World Backup Day is a good reminder to back up all important documents, memorable pictures and other data,” said Nataly Sigaeva, head of Novosoft Marketing Department. “But of course, this shouldn’t be made just once a year. With our solutions, you can not only get ready for April Fool’s Day, but have your data protected 24/7 – while you sleep, work, or have fun!”

World Backup Day is an annual Internet-wide promotion of data backup. With over $18.2 billion annual losses due to data corruption in US alone, the market of backup and recovery services is expected to grow by 20% each year until 2016. Novosoft is one of the leading providers of backup solutions for small businesses with Windows Server-based IT infrastructures.

“Besides the special discount offer, we’re also about to release a new version of Handy Backup”, added Ms. Sigaeva. “It will have a range of new features for both home and business users, including increased security, improved user interface, and ultra-fast backup and recovery of databases on high load servers.”

About Novosoft

Established in 1993 as an IT-consulting and integration company, Novosoft now focuses on developing and marketing its own solutions. With main offices in US, Russia, Germany and Thailand, the company has a rich experience in creating world-class software and Online services. Well-established partnerships with large IT distributors and integrators help it stay ahead of the competition and win the highest customer satisfaction and trust.

About Handy Backup

Handy Backup™ is a line of data backup and recovery software for home and businesses. It allows creating run-once and scheduled backups of disk images, individual files, and popular server software including MS SQL Server (2005, 2008 and 2012), MS Exchange Server (2003, 2007, 2010 and 2013), MySQL, Oracle, DB2, Lotus Notes and other.

The program is available in several editions targeted at different market segments. Prices range from $39 for Home Standard to $599 for Network Server edition. Comparison of versions is available at http://www.handybackup.net/backup-comparisons.shtml.

Full-featured evaluation copy of the latest version 7.3.3 can be downloaded from the official website at http://www.handybackup.net/download.shtml.

Source: Novosoft Offers Discounts for Backup Day

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THN-GalaxyVisions, ColoGuard Upgrade Infrastructure

Posted on November 5, 2013 at 8:15 pm

(The Hosting News) – ColoGuard and GalaxyVisions, the New York metropolitan area’s leading providers of colocation and dedicated server hosting solutions, announced today that their shared data center has been upgraded to 10 Gigabit (Gb) in response to customer requests for higher-bandwidth connectivity for video and other data-intensive applications.

The upgrade involved the installation of new Cisco networking equipment which provide increase routing capabilities to our infrastructure. The upgrades, which were performed during scheduled maintenance windows did not affect any client services.

The fatter pipes within the data center and corresponding improvements to connections to the public Internet enable customers of both ColoGuard and GalaxyVisions to move data faster and with less latency than ever before. The upgrade is especially beneficial to clients who stream or transfer video and other large amounts of data.

“Our customers asked for it, and we delivered,” said Raymond Sidler, chief executive and co-founder of GalaxyVisions and ColoGuard. “This investment in network connectivity will not only help customers who work video but also those whose servers process large amounts of data.”

The upgrade is already paying off for customers who require more network capacity.

Contracts with ColoGuard’s and GalaxyVisions’ hand-picked network providers are being updated so that all customers can take advantage of the increased capacity. Already, the line to ColoGuard’s dark fiber ring around New York City has been activated to support 10 Gb.

“This is a significant improvement for users of our fiber ring throughout the metropolitan New York City area,” Sidler said. “It both reduces complexity and cost, while at the same time provides the bandwidth needed for the most data-intensive applications.”

In addition, earlier limitations of Ethernet have forced data centers like ColoGuard and GalaxyVisions to use a variety of different technologies for storage and other systems that require the highest-possible bandwidth. By switching to 10 GB, the data center can migrate to a single transport solution, allowing for greater simplicity in its overall design.

“Our new 10 Gb architecture will meet the current needs of our customers while positioning us to incorporate new technologies for the future,” Sidler said.

About ColoGuard

ColoGuard Inc. was born out of the increasing need for affordable enterprise colocation solutions. ColoGuard is a privately held managed colocation facility based in the heart of Brooklyn, NY, just minutes from New York City. With a state-of-the-art in-house data center, ColoGuard’s goal is to provide affordable enterprise colocation solutions for companies of all sizes. ColoGuard’s facility offers a diverse network routes via dark fiber, 24/7/365 live technical support and prices and services that are unmatched by competitors.

About GalaxyVisions

GalaxyVisions was founded in 2003 and is a privately held managed hosting services provider located in the heart of Brooklyn, NY. It provides affordable hosting solutions for companies of all sizes. GalaxyVisions supplies the servers, software, bandwidth and management tools needed to run almost any web-based application. From small projects to enterprise server solutions, GalaxyVisions will meet or beat the price of any competitor. GalaxyVisions is committed to excellent quality service 24/7/365.

Source: GalaxyVisions, ColoGuard Upgrade Infrastructure

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THN-Netcetera Launches Dedicated Promotion

Posted on November 2, 2013 at 11:14 am

(The Hosting News) – With no long term contracts, a choice of Windows or Linux operating systems, a dedicated management service, 99.9% uptime guarantee and free offsite server backup it is now the perfect time to trial your very own dedicated server.

Currently we are offering 50% saving for the first 3 months with the purchase of any dedicated server.

Dedicated servers offer the ideal solution for IT professionals and businesses that require server operations for applications and data storage without the capital expenditure or the physical space required for running the hardware onsite. All Netcetera servers use the latest Intel processors to deliver powerful, energy efficient performance, meaning intensive programs can be run simultaneously without any reduction in operating speed.

David Scalzo, of Netcetera commented, “This is a great opportunity for businesses to purchase a dedicated server from Netcetera at the great prices and to see first-hand how effective they can be for your business”

Providing unmatched value for money is the driving force behind Netcetera customer service and managed infrastructure services. Netcetera is able to deliver solutions that meet the needs of businesses of all sizes. From single server co-location to fully customised dedicated servers, Netcetera can provide companies with the IT solutions they need to focus on their core business instead of having to manage servers, networks and firewalls all at a significant cost saving.

To view all Netcetera’s current promotions please visithttp://www.netcetera.co.uk/promotions/

Source: Netcetera Launches Dedicated Promotion

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